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Entries by Karuna Jaggar from 03/2014

Breast Cancer Genes and Patient Protection in an Era of Personalized Medicine

| Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact

As our scientific and medical communities forge ahead in developing new technologies and tests that may help us better understand our individual risk of disease, we should also insist that all genetic testing companies uphold the highest, patient-centered scientific and ethical standards.

Early Detection Does Not Save Lives

| Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact

This conclusion demands a radical re-thinking of the tenets of the breast cancer awareness movement. Mammograms don't solve the fact that around 30 percent of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will develop metastatic disease, often after the mythical five year mark, and die from breast cancer.